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Daily Archives: August 12, 2016

PCB to rope in country’s greats to groom youngsters

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to rope in former cricket greats to train budding sportsmen, PCB sources told APP on Friday. “The board is seriously considering hiring the services of former players to train young players in cricket academies across the country,” the source said. Director Academies ...

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Shah Rukh Khan detained again at Los Angeles airport

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter Friday to express his annoyance at being detained by US airport immigration authorities for the third time, saying the experience “really, really sucks”. The last time Khan, 50, was detained by immigration officials in New York in 2012, ...

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Ruthless Phelps sweeps to 22nd Olympics gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) – Michael Phelps swept to a jaw-dropping 22nd Olympic gold Thursday as China s Chen Xinyi failed a doping test to cast a shadow over the Rio swimming competition. While Phelps became one of only three athletes to have won titles in the same individual event at ...

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Militants blow up Nigeria pipeline as Chevron protest goes on

Militants have blown up another crude pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in the oil-rich region of Delta Niger. A youth protest leader claimed on Thursday that the damaged pipeline was still on fire. He also said protesters, who comprised mostly of unemployed youths, were continuing a demonstration, which had started ...

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Libya forces liberate ’70 percent’ of Sirte

Fighters affiliated with Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) have liberated “70 percent” of the coastal city of Sirte, the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group’s last stronghold in the North African country. Sirte mayor Mokhtar Khalifa said on Thursday that the city’s southern and western sections would be under control of the Libyan ...

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Russian watchdog imposes $6.8 million fine on Google

MOSCOW: Russia’s anti-monopoly watchdog said on Thursday Google would have to pay a $6.8 million fine for pre-installing applications on mobile devices running its Android operating system. The watchdog, FAS, ruled last September that Google had broken anti-monopoly laws, following a complaint by Russia’s Yandex. “We have received a notification ...

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Hillary Clinton vows to ‘stand up to China’

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has vowed to “stand up to China” and oppose the Pacific trade agreement. Speaking to a crowd in the US state of Detroit – where she unveiled her plans on global economic issues – Clinton said on Thursday the world’s second largest economy had ...

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US urges Ukraine-Russia restraint over Crimea

The United States has urged Ukraine and Russia to show restraint after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko deployed all forces near Crimea apparently in preparation for a confrontation with Moscow. The US State Department said on Thursday that “Crimea is part of Ukraine,” after Poroshenko ordered all Ukrainian army units near ...

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US weighs sanctions against Russia for hacking Dem groups

American officials are considering whether to respond to Russia’ alleged involvement in cyber attacks against Democratic Party organizations with economic sanctions. Imposing sanctions on Russia would require Washington to publicly accuse Moscow, or Russian-backed hackers, of committing the hack and then disclosing its evidence, which relies on highly classified sources ...

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